Buying and selling art and antiques at auction

Art and antiques auctions have been a successful method of buying and
selling fine art for centuries and a barometer of the market at local, national and international level.

Art & Antiques consumer guide

If you are thinking of buying or selling fine art or antiques at auction, it may be in your interests to ensure the auctioneer is an RICS member.

Members can be identified by the letters FRICS, MRICS or AssocRICS after their name. This guide tells you more about the auction process from a buyer and seller’s point of view, and what you can expect.

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